singer / performer
Niamh Kavanagh has been singing for most of her life. Of all her guises within the music industry, Niamh is best known for her Eurovision successes, representing her country twice and winning for Ireland in 1993. She has recorded many albums and collaborations, in particular lending her vocals to one of the best selling soundtrack albums of all time, The Commitments.
2016 saw Niamh remain at the fore with her winning participation in nationwide obsession, Celebrity Masterchef, and a return appearance as a judge on Junior Eurovision on TG4, requiring a brush up on her cúpal focail Gaeilge.
Prior to this, Niamh starred in the highly successful Irish tour of Menopause the Musical, as part of a four woman cast. She also starred as the Evil Queen in a multi-year run of the highly successful Tivoli Christmas Panto in Dublin. Niamh’s performance was described by reviewers as a ‘show-stealer’.
Niamh retains a life-long love of live performance - her vocal talent and legendary audience rapport means she is equally at home holding court in crowded arenas as she is in intimate music venues. Niamh continues to record and is looking to the future with a number of significant projects in the works. Next up is a 2018 nationwide tour with new show Date Night, a retrospective of Niamh's extensive career which coincidentally marks the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win. Featuring some of Niamh's favourite songs, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey, an intimate evening full of gorgeous sounds interspersed with chat and craic awaits.
Follow Niamh on Twitter @niamhkavanagh93